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Capital AudioFest 2019: Wrap-up

By | November 20th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

Capital AudioFest this year, as I’ve mentioned, was a show that was heavily skewed towards vinyl, but I think in a certain sense this emphasized the role digital plays in the life of many modern audiophiles.

Capital AudioFest Part 4: Esoteric, Aurender, and Mytek

By | November 19th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

Of the digital companies at CAF who had a presence that expanded beyond mere single rooms, Aurender and Mytek were among the leading brands.

Bowers & Wilkins Formation DUO arrive at AudioStream

By | November 16th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

I sent the picture opening this article to my father and he responded right away with, “When did you get the B&Ws?”

Capital AudioFest Part 3: Qobuz and the Playlist Trend

By | November 15th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

David Solomon of Qobuz North America has become a familiar face at domestic audio shows the past few years, and for good reason, he’s one of the friendliest, most enthusiastic and all around fun guys in the industry – even amongst the young-at-heart crowd.

Hi-Fi: 1999

By | November 13th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

I used to religiously watch a sci-fi TV show called Space 1999 when I was kid. Who would have guessed that four decades later it would help inform my take on the current state of wireless high fidelity.

Audio Note DAC 5 Special Review: The $43,500 Question

By | November 10th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

When I was growing up my father spoke to me about the danger of hyperbole – I was 11 or 12 years old at time. I bring it up because that moment popped into my consciousness again as I was transcribing the listening notes from my time with the Audio Note DAC 5 Special.

Qobuz kills MP3, Offers High-Res and CD Lossless for $14.99

By | November 8th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

In a bold move that could rock TIDAL’s boat, Qobuz, the French high-resolution and CD-lossless music streaming and download service, has eliminated lossy, MP3 files from its paid catalog.

Speak To Me: AirPlay 2 and Siri support coming to Naim Network Streamers

By | November 7th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

Traditional UK high-fidelity doesn’t have much more of a poster child than Naim Audio. With more than four decades of experience as a purveyor of audiophile sound, the company rolls out changes with thought, cadence and a nod to longevity and future-proofing.

Capital AudioFest Part 2: WADAX, Innuos, QLN and Vinnie Rossi

By | November 6th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

Although proudly analog systems were plentiful at CAF, some of the absolute best sound at the show was produced in digital rooms.

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KEF LSX Wireless Music System Price Drop

By | November 4th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

If you we’re on the fence about buying KEF’s multi-award winning LSX Wireless Music System, now might be the time to throw down. The LSX will be going on sale starting today (through the end of the year) for $999 USD, a $250 USD savings.

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